17 Best of 2017 | Maine Family Photographers

I know we're a few weeks into the year already but we wanted to share of faves of 2017 as Maine Family Photographers. Dean and I had so much fun getting out with families from all over the US (and beyond) who came to Maine over the summer and fall to experience our fabulous area. We've also traveled all over the New England area too which was super fun. There were even a few day trips and week trips to one of our favorite places, Bar Harbor. Nothing beats sitting in an open air cafe after a session and enjoying a quiet dinner and people watching before heading back to real life with crazy kids and schedule!

You may have seen our 17 best wedding photos, now check out our 17 best family portraits!

17 Best of 2017 by Maine Family Photographers

Ok so there's a few more than 17, but I did my best to narrow it down to 20!

2017 started off with a bang when this mom to be wanted her images done at the Ice Castles in New Hampshire. It was a very cold day but absolutely worth it!

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

A real life mermaid! Are you kidding me? I know, it's technically not a family portrait, but all the kids who've seen it have gone nuts knowing we met a real live mermaid.

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

I love fantasy images and this one was an idea I had in my head and was excited when Ben came in to model for me.

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

We aren't all beach portraits! I met up with this family at Sebago Lake for an early morning session and the light through the trees was amazing!

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Here I trekked out to Sunday River for this extended family on vacation.

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Another gorgeous evening with an extended family on the beach in York.

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

This happy family was celebrating their first day as a forever family when they formally adopted these two precious peanuts!

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

When a fellow photographer contacts you to photograph her family - queue the nail biting. It was so much fun!

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

I love close ups of kids interacting with their parents. This girl wasn't shy! I asked her to give mom a big hug.

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

This one is my two littles frolicking on the beach one warm summer night.

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

As I mentioned, Bar Harbor is one of our fave destinations for family portraits. The coastline and boats are hard to beat!

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

The littlest mermaid! I photographed this gorgeous little face when she was just a newborn. Back then we used a nautical theme for her portraits so it only seemed fitting that she rock one of our mermaid tails!

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

This family comes to Maine every summer so it's always a challenge to come up with some new ideas for their session. This was a fun one as we returned to the beach they introduced me to when they hired me many years ago. Next year I've got a super fun idea in store too! Can't wait!

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

This girl was so full of energy it was amazing! I loved seeing her splash and play in the tidal pool on Old Orchard Beach.

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Nothing says "Maine" quite like a lighthouse!

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Another fabulous Bar Harbor family portrait session.

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

When in Old Orchard Beach everyone recognizes Palace Playland so I try to incorporate it into the background whenever possible.

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Pine Point, my favorite beach!

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Another favorite from Pine Point!

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Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

Lastly, this one is my BFF's Christmas card image. I loved having my fun nephews into the studio to create a fun holiday image for them!

Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -
Maine Family Photographers - Best of 2017 -

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